How and when do you all find time for yourselves?


#1

How do you all find time for yourselves? :smile:What are some things you do to relax? Some days I don’t know what relax means!!


#2

I only homeschool one child, so it may be a little easier for me. I want to be a morning person, I really do, but I am not. So when everyone else (including my husband) goes to bed between 8-9pm, I stay up for a few hours and read, clean, go on the computer, watch TV, etc. That’s my “me time”. It isn’t the best schedule, but it is what it is. :slight_smile:


#3

Late night time is my “me time” too! I’ve always been a bit of a night owl-which my husband is to. So, after all the kids are in bed is when we chit chat, or I find some time reading or watching a movie.


#4

That’s funny! You sound just like me. I like to stay up after everyone’s in bed doing the same things you mentioned. But…still have to get up early to start school. Definately not a morning person either!


#5

We are twins!! I have two in high school and homeschool the youngest…and she IS a morning person. I’m trying to make a commitment to myself to go to bed by 11pm. Thus far, it’s been hit or miss, but I’m still trying.


#6

Yeah. It’s very normal for me to go to bed at midnight or so and back up by 7. Which isn’t super early, I know. Then I get the kids up at about 7:30 and we start school at 9.


#7

I really dont get much time out for myself. But i am VERY blessed, everyday when my husband comes home he lets me go take a bath or have a bit of quiet time to myself.


#8

I thrive on being busy so “me” time is never alone time. I play games with the kids or throw myself into the community food pantry.


#9

My husband & I have our own nights out…he’s got Monday night & I got Tuesday night :slight_smile: Our kids have a bedtime…7:30pm!! Then I’m one on one with my older son till 8pm then it’s me time till 10:30pm :slight_smile: Or time with hubby!! AND if I really want extra me time then I’ll wake up at 4:30am and kids get woken up at 6:45am :slight_smile: It’s not always like this but for the majority, yes!! We make time for what we truly want/need!! And Lord knows us mamas need our time so we’re good & healthy for the family and others :slight_smile:


#10

Yes this is so me! Its the quietest time of the day for me to think and figure things out!


#11

“Me time” was hard to come by when all my kids were younger. I would sometimes go with a nursing infant to the “Ladies Night Out” that the women’s group at church planned. A couple times a year, my mom would watch the kids so my husband and I could have a date night. On a regular basis, I would stay up late or wake up early to have that quiet time. Even as the kids have gotten older, I still find that to work best.

As a final thought, in Ecclesiastes 3, we read, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” I sometimes have to remind myself to enjoy the season I’m in, whatever that season holds. Blessings to you, ladies, as we live this homeschooling journey!


#12

After all the kids go to bed, the husband and I watch some Netflix and work on hobbies. I crochet A LOT :smile:
On Fridays my husband goes out with friends, and I get a QUIET night to myself with a book.


#13

My husband and I TRY once a month to do a date night. So thats always a nice way to relieve stress. With both sets of grandparents less than 2 miles away its easy to find a babysitter!


#14

Funny, I too wait for everyone to go to bed so I can have some quite time, watch a little TV but my biggest joy is reading with little interruption. Sometimes if I really need to get away I go for a walk, bake (it relaxes me) or go for a massage since pampering yourself is always a win, win!


#15

I crochet too! Its a nice relaxing activity and it makes you also feel productive! :wink:


#16

I LOVE to crochet. My husband bought me a spinning wheel for Christmas and I’ve been spinning my own wool! I’ve made a few pairs of mittens so far. I didn’t even know that they still made spinning wheels-so I was shocked to get one! It looks so pretty and it was easier to learn than I thought it would be. It actually feels kind of special to be doing something that is becoming a lost art. It is so rhythmic and relaxing. :relaxed:


#17

Night time is my down time! No matter how exhausted I am during the day I am always up hours after the kids go to bed… I know I should go to bed earlier and need to try to be better about it! But I really need that time!


#18

Having no exra money to get out and 4 kids. I don’t really go out for me time. And I tend to sleep when they sleep. So we have a quiet hour, when I can just enjoy the quiet. Youngest takes a nap and the 3 older ones have to read or play quietly by themselves.


#19

I have started taking an hour a day to ho walking. I do walk with my oldest son (15) but its my “me” time.


#20

On school days or rushed days my time is usually an hour in the evenings before bed. When dh is home we’ll plan date nights.